Stampin’ Up! Lasting Joy Fun Fold Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m looking forward to seeing the projects in the Hop this week…I know the projects will be inspirational as always! If you are hopping over from Terry Lynn’s blog…welcome and thanks for stopping by!

My card today was created using the Lasting Joy Stamp Set and the beautiful Countryside Inn 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and it is a fun fold!

We have a sketch challenge for today and here it is!

This fun fold is essentially two card bases, where the smaller card base is adhered to the front of the large card base. I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and scored the cardstock on the long edge at 3-1/4″. A piece of the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper in a Boho Blue print was added to the front of the card base. I punched a 2″ circle from white cardstock using the 2″ Circle Punch and decorated the circle using the flower images from the Lasting Joy Stamp Set. By the way…the flowers in this stamp set coordinate beautifully with the flowers on the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper!

I cut two strips of Night of Navy Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper to 3″ x 3/8″. I used the Banners Pick A Punch to punch banner ends on each strip then adhered the strips together in an X shape and adhere this to the upper right of the small card front. The stamped circle was added over top of the crossed banners using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside panel I stamped the sentiment “I’m so thankful” and stamped flower and greenery images on the lower right and upper left of the panel. The panel was adhered to a mat in Boho Blue and then adhered to the inside of the card. This smaller card was set aside for now.

A piece of the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper in a Night of Navy print was added to the larger Boho Blue card base. The inside panel for this card was stamped with an additional sentiment…”For You” – and I stamped the same flowers and greenery around the sentiment in Boho Blue, Night of Navy and Wild Wheat. The panel was adhered to a Night of Navy mat, then adhered to the inside of the card.

Glue was applied to the back of the smaller card and adhered to the front of the large card, making sure that the small card was centered from left to right and top to bottom.

The envelope front was decorated with the same flower and greenery images and a piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope. I added a small blue 2023-2025 In Color Dot to the flower on the front of the card. A length of Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon was used to tie the card closed in lieu of a belly band.

This was a fun card to make…I just love all of the blues together along with a touch of Wild Wheat and the fun fold provides lots of space to use the pretty Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper! You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today…I greatly appreciate it! Let’s get back to the Hop! If you’re joining the hop from my blog, be sure to use the navigation links below to see more creativity and inspiration! You can click on the Next button to go to Amy Koenders’ blog and the top of the blog hop list or click on any name in the list below to visit that person’s blog. Enjoy!

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The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is LIVE!

Yipee! The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is now available for customer orders! You’ll want to check out all of the new and returning goodness in this catalog. My favorite picks are the Fresh as a Daisy Suite Collection and the Countryside Inn Suite Collection…but there are many, many more items to choose from, including fun new colors!

You can view a digital copy of the new catalog by clicking on the image below.

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A list of products used to create this card are included below including links for each product that will take you to my online store

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